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Soapbox racers take to the streets as Mundesley derby returns

PUBLISHED: 15:33 21 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:03 21 July 2019

Dozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon Wood

Dozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon Wood

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Dozens of thrill-seekers took to the track for a day of broken wheels and crashes with hay bales.

Dozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon WoodDozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon Wood

The first Mundesley Air Scout Group hosted the annual Mundesley Soapbox Derby on Saturday, July 20 on High Street and in Gold Park.

First held more than 30 years ago, the event saw children and adults take to the track in weird and wonderful contraptions.

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Group scout leader Anna Hollis said the derby, which raised funds for a climbing wall and storage at the group's headquarters, promised to provide fun for all the family.

Dozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon WoodDozens of thrill-seekers took to the track in Mundsley for a day full of broken wheels and running into hay bales. Picture: Jon Wood

She added: "I was so amazed to see a great turnout to our Annual Soapbox Derby.

"The races were amazing as always and the Community spirit was very high."

The event ran between 12pm and 4pm and offered refreshments, a licensed bar, barbecue and stalls from community groups in the town.

The event was reintroduced to Mundesley by the scouts group in 2014 after a break of 10 years.

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